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WASHINGTON - JUNE 29: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) shows off a champion ring which he receives as a gift with Seattle Storm?s forward guard Sue Bird (L) Coach Brian Agler (2nd L) and Swin Cash (R) during a Rose Garden event June 29, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the WNBA Champion at the White House to honor the team?s 2010 championship season. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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While President Barack Obama was in Southern California last week, he revealed one of his post-White House hopes: to host the Top 10 list on ESPN's Sportscenter. Obama, who made a major economic speech at DreamWorks, met with many entertainment industry moguls, including Disney's Robert Iger and Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Sony's Amy Pascal, and CBS' Leslie Moonves.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama, a noted sports fan, made his pitch to Iger at the private briefing amid much laughter. Of note: Iger didn't commit to giving Obama the gig. Perhaps he wants to get a look at the president's references.

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